Name: Diego Costa
Undoubtedly the one star who has profited most from Guus Hiddink’s interim reign at Stamford Bridge has been star striker Diego Costa.
The 27-year-old; who is expected to feature for Spain at this summer’s Euro 2016, has scored eight league goals since the Dutchman returned to Chelsea back in December, following just three strikes earlier on under former manager Jose Mourinho during the early stages of the season.
The Blues will be desperately hoping one of their fan’s favourite doesn’t re-join Atletico Madrid at the end of the current campaign.
Perhaps the only star who was showing glimpses of his title-winning form of yesteryear under ex-boss Mourinho was midfielder Willian, who saved Chelsea’s blushes numerous times during their humiliating start to the campaign.
The 27-year-old Brazil international has chipped in with a wealthy goalscoring tally of 10 strikes and provided nine assists in all competitions, including finding the back of the net five times in the UEFA Champions League to fire Hiddink’s men to the knockout stages of the competition.
Name: César Azpilicueta
Regarded as the club’s best defender so far this term, Azpilicueta has handled Chelsea’s thoroughly disappointing title defence admirably and coped well with being deployed at various different positions.
The 26-year-old full-back has featured in 40 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, being deemed as one of the Premier League club’s most consistent stars as Chelsea turn their attention to an imperative summer break with a change of manager and player recruitment shake-up.
But the Spain international should most definitely be safe from the chop.